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WWII soldier’s diary supports claim Hitler fathered French love child

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Press Trust of India
March 14, 2012

London:  A sensational entry in a newly discovered diary of a soldier has added weight to the claims that Adolf Hitler had fathered a lovechild with a 16-year-old French woman while serving as a corporal during World War I.

For decades, the tatty pocket diary of former Royal Engineer Leonard Wilkes had gathered dust in a box on top of a wardrobe among a war hero’s possessions. His sons, Alan and Gordon, discovered it after death of their mom 10 years ago.

Mr. Leonard was one of the first soldiers to land (more…)


Arizona woman tells students about life under the Nazis during WWII

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By Lisa Irish, The Daily Courier
March 8, 2012

When Julie Gianettino, a student at Prescott Mile High Middle School, asked Lucy Hanson how they cooked after the Nazis took over her hometown of Hilversum in the Netherlands during World War II, Hanson told her she and her grandfather cut firewood from the forest.

“We had no gas, no electricity, water for an hour in the morning and little food,” said Hanson, who was 10 years old when her country was occupied. “Thank goodness we had a garden. Everybody was growing their own vegetables in their front and backyards. We made lots of soups, but we were all very skinny.” (more…)


Nazi secrets: WWII planes buried under Seymour, Indiana airport

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By Chris Turner, WDRB.com
March 5, 2012

SEYMOUR, Ind. – Searchers in Seymour, Indiana look underground for some of the secrets of World War II — Nazi secrets, to be precise.

The Allies shipped Nazi planes to Freeman Field so pilots and engineers could fly them, take them apart, and put them back together again.

What they learned was important, because American planes weren’t as advanced.

What happened to those planes after the war is still a mystery.

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‘Band of Brothers’ soldier dies at 90 in Washington

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AP
February 28, 2012

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died, his family said.

Compton died Saturday in Burlington, Wash., after having a heart attack last month, the family told the Los Angeles Times in a story Tuesday.

In January, nearly 200 guests, including actors from the miniseries, attended his 90th birthday party, the Skagit Valley Herald reported.

“To us he wasn’t really a war hero, he was just a hero, period (more…)


Scientists planned to feed Britain on plankton if food ran out in WWII

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By Nick Enoch and Tamara Cohen, Daily Mail UK
February 23, 2012

It’s not exactly cod ‘n’ chips, is it?

The Second World War had been raging for more than two years, with rationing in force and mounting fears of a U-boat blockade.

Faced with the prospect of food supplies being cut off, a pair of eminent scientists came up with a solution: Let them eat plankton.

They planned to harvest tons of the microscopic creatures from (more…)


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